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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked Graceful after reading great reviews. We were looking for a welcoming, homely place to stay on our first ever arrival into India. Graeceful Homestay was the perfect choice! Sylvia was very helpful in arranging everything via email and was happy to let us put their address on our Visas. Their driver Franco picked us up from the airport.... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Will & Betony, for such a warm review of your stay at Graceful. We are happy that we were able to provide the right ambiance to kick-start your first visit to India & Kerala. That each of us were able to contribute to your pleasant memories of Graceful within our individual areas of specialization makes us feel special.... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all the reviews, my company sent me to stay a night here just to get a feel of the homestay. In short.... I just loved it. The entire ground, homestay, my room and my bathroom... all just spotless. The breakfast was home cooked by Giles wife and was amazing. They do not bicker about the little things but... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Gwen, for your brief visit to check us out on behalf of your company. We are happy that we passed your scrutiny and came off with flying colors. It was a good opportunity to get to know what tour operators are actually looking for on behalf of their guests and we appreciate your candid observations. Since this was... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my dad and i stopped through Trivandrum for one night only but Giles and Sylvia were very hospitable. they're house was wonderful and very comfortable. the room we stayed in was small and simple but did the trick. a real bonus was the deck! i would definitely recommend Graceful for anyone else coming to Trivandrum for either a long or... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks, Danelle, for a lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you found the place to your liking despite the very short time you spent here. Yes, the Lower Double is small and simple but we've found that the deck is the added attraction especially for brief visits like yours. Thank you for choosing to stay... More

Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really can't say enough good things about this place. I stayed here twice during my time in Kerala. It is a home away from home and Sylvia, Giles and Elsie are all lovely, helpful and welcoming people. Elsies cooking is amazing! The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are cosy and spacious. I was travelling alone but this would... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Jessica, for honoring us with two visits to Graceful within a span of 2 weeks. The heart-warming review of your stay on both occasions is greatly appreciated by all three of us. As you would've noticed & experienced, we like to make our guests feel completely at home right from arrival to departure so that even solo travelers... More

Teignmouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a one night stop-over but would have liked to have stayed longer. We were made very welcome by our hosts. We loved the upstairs room with its fabulous veranda overlooking the tree canopy -perfect for bird-watching. Had our first Ayurvedic experience just down the road - 2 mins walk. Giles and his wife Elsie provided good home-cooked... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Derek & Gillian, for choosing to stay at Graceful for your one night stop-over after an amazing holiday in the Maldives. We feel humbled reading your warm review despite such a brief stay ... the opportunity to do a little bird watching from your balcony, the massage experience at the nearby ayurveda center, and Elsy's home cooked meal.... More

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our Kerala trip with a stay at Graceful Homestay. It was the perfect start to our journey. Giles was up at 4:00am to greet us when we arrived after our flight. We were then able to go straight to bed and woke up refreshed and ready for breakfast. Giles helped us settle in to Trivandrum providing great advice... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Phil & Lynn, for such a lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We are happy that we could provide you the perfect ambiance for the start of your Kerala experience. Yes, indeed, Giles goes out of his way to ensure the comfort of each guest not only within the premises but also to find one's way round... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I began and ended my six week trip in Southern India at Graceful homestay and my return felt like coming home. Giles, Elsie and Sylvia were perfect hosts. Giles is font of knowledge and was incredibly helpful offering excellent advice on all things local and was happy to sit and chat about India which was always interesting. I stayed for... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Alison, for the sentiments you've expressed about your stay at Graceful. It goes without saying that when guests return to Graceful, it's a clear indication that their earlier experience was a pleasant one. As you've experienced, at Graceful we try our best to provide a comfortable & serene atmosphere while giving you the required attention and information to... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my last stop after being in India for 5 weeks and wow, what a welcome respite. Giles, Elsie, and Sylvia were not only filled with interesting stories (I could have stayed up all night listening), but they were also friendly and very helpful. The home was beautiful, comfortable, and a place I would definitely stay again.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Jewell, for choosing to spend one night at Graceful and to get a different experience of Kerala hospitality. We also enjoyed listening to the stories of your 5 weeks in India, some of which were rather amusing. We greatly appreciate the sentiments you have expressed about your comfortable & peaceful stay at Graceful and hope you will honor... More

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my first travel to India and Kerala. While preparing the accommodations I choosed Graceful Homestay as the first overnight after flight from Europe. I found a place where I immediately felt comfortable. It made me a bit breathless, my nice room and the veranda (in total bigger than my flat :-) ), the space in the building. During... More

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Hilda for expressing such warm sentiments about your stay at Graceful recently. We are glad that we could provide the right atmosphere for your very first exposure to India, to Kerala and to its diverse culture. It's always been important for us that guests feel comfortable and completely relaxed as they try to adjust to new & unfamiliar... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My son and I spent the last 2 days of our Kerala trip. Giles provided us with a warm welcome-at about 1 o'clock in the morning! It is a lovely peaceful house, with lots of fresh open air and light areas to relax in.Both Giles and Sylvia are fountains of knowledge when it comes to news and culture in Kerala.... More

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Thank you for the warm sentiments expressed in the review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you & your son found your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The peaceful and natural ambiance that Graceful Home Stay provides is a pleasant surprise to all those who walk in through the gates ... far from the madding crowd yet close... More

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Additional Information about Graceful Homestay

Also Known As:
Graceful Homestay Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Graceful Homestay Hotel
Graceful Homestay Kerala, India
Address: PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Graceful Home-stay is located within a four and half acre compound within city limits yet far from the noise & bustle of the city. One can enjoy natural beauty at its best because of the garden, trees, and birds that abound within this area. From the Upper Double room one can get a spectacular view of the valley below, a glimpse of the Arabian Sea on the horizon and glorious sunsets. Each of the rooms is located on a separate floor and has its own special features in terms of extra space (verandah/balcony) and provides not only privacy but also a clean and cozy atmosphere. Guests also have access to the other general parts of our premises and facilities (main veranda, living room, dining room, kitchen & grounds). Graceful Home-stay provides a very peaceful and serene atmosphere both internally and externally. Since the house was constructed to reflect an open personality and to take advantage of God-given natural light and fresh air, at present our rooms are not air conditioned. Other means of cooling like fans and air coolers are provided in all rooms. Since this is a “Bed & Breakfast” establishment, with the room rent a complimentary continental breakfast is served between 08:00 and 10:00 am which also includes a taste of the local cuisine. For lunch and dinner, guests are encouraged to try out the local eateries which cater to a variety of taste and pocket! Some of these restaurants also provide free home delivery. At Graceful a home-cooked meal (lunch or dinner) can be served but only on advance request by breakfast time for a non vegetarian (chicken or fish) or a vegetarian meal. Within a 2 minute walk from the Home Stay, there is an ayurveda center which provides excellent rejuvenating massages at reasonable cost. They offer a special rate for guests from Graceful Home Stay. Likewise, there is also a small but well established beauty parlor within a 5 minute walk which undertakes facials, pedicures, manicures, hair treatments, etc. at reasonable cost. Graceful Home Stay is also located within a 2 km radius of 6 multi-speciality hospitals, diagnostic centers, dental clinics, supermarkets, etc. For local sight-seeing and extensive shopping one needs to go downtown about 5-6 kms away and easily accessible by local buses and tuk-tuks. We have on call a few reliable, English speaking tuk-tuk drivers which many of our guests have used and been happy with. ... more   less 

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